Quotes to Live By - Don't Set Yourself On Fire to Keep Others Warm

Posted by Lauren Eyer

"You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm."
This one is a reminder for those caring souls who pour everything out, and give their everything to people and situations in order to make others happy.  They so freely and constantly give of themselves that they more than not, end up losing themselves in the process; leaving them feeling physically and emotionally exhausted.  Stop chasing after people or things on your own because you feel it is your responsibility to fix them.  Give yourself the love you so freely give to others to yourself.  Take care of yourself.  Remember, you can't pour from an empty cup.  Treat yourself well, have peace in knowing that you're doing your best, but know when to stop and have peace in letting things go.  If others can't meet you half way, then have the peace knowing that you did your part.  Know that you helped to start the fire without risking putting yourself on fire for everyone else.

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